Being A Trash Man Essay

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Every day it grows, every minute more is produced, overtime this could cause problems if certain people do not do their jobs. This subject is trash, it grows every day, every minute more is produced, and if trash-men do not pick up the trash that is produced and clean it up then it could cause some problems. Who wants to be a trash-man? Who wants to be the one to pick the trash up, that others produce? Ladies and gentlemen, we are running out of trash service workers. We need more workers in the field of sanitation services because they keep the world we live in trash free. If most people think that being a trash-man is gross and that if you are trash-man you are lower class, or ...view middle of the document...

Let us talk about pay. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a trash truck driver is $34,290 a year, based on 2009 statistics. The average hourly rate is $16.49. I work at Waste Connections and I know that the majority of the drivers make incentive not an hourly rate. Incentive is the price in cents per stop * the number of stops / total time to complete route. If a driver gets paid $1.50 per stop you take that times however many stops like maybe they have 600 stops divided by 40 hours for the week you get the hourly rate of $22.50 an hour. Now that is some good money. So all the people that say being a trash-man is low class and that the pay is bad, they are giving false opinions.
The trash business needs more workers. If no one wants to get into dumping trash or if people keep falsely degrading becoming a trash-man then younger men and women will not keep moving into the business. When the old guys in the trash business now retire and no one comes in then there will be no one to continue cleaning up the trash. A quote from...

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